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Who Are The Governors ?

Dr Judy Hayler – Chair - Foundation Governor

Judy became a foundation governor in February 2018. She is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. After 27 years working for a major Swiss Pharmaceutical company, she now works part-time in training and project management at University College London. Judy is a keen runner (parkrun and orienteering) and gardener, and is looking forward to contributing to the school, especially in the STEM area.

 

Jonathan Jenkins-Vice Chair- Foundation Governor

Jonathan has been a foundation governor since October 2015. He has trained as a geophysicist and is now running an Energy Consultancy. He moved from Scotland to East Grinstead in 2012 and had a daughter both at St. Peter's and St Wilfrid’s. His son went to Worth School and both children have lost their accents, though not their allegiance to Scottish rugby! Jonathan is a keen cyclist, motorsport fan and member of The Street Pastors in East Grinstead.

 

Teresa Adams – Foundation Governor

Teresa became a Foundation Governor following four years as a prent Governor from in July 2016 after her second child joined St Peter's.

Previously she worked as Commissioning Editor for an educational publishing house, and today she works in local nurseries and primary schools, inspiring young children to learn French and Spanish.  Class Rep and on the fundraising committee for 3 years.  Teresa says, "I enjoy being part of the life at St Peter's."

 

Mary Bellinger - Foundation Governor

Qualified accountant technician & corporate secretary with 25+ years’ work and voluntary work experience in all aspects of financial administration between charity, public and pharmaceutical / manufacturing industry sectors...

Have a passion for baking, enjoy the great outdoors (with my mad dog!!), and having had a daughter at St Peter's up to 2017 and being an active member and treasurer for over four years for The Friends of St Peter's, I am now looking forward to continuing with my contribution to the school's good work and being part of its life in whatever capacity that I am required - even if it means volunteering my baking services!!

 

Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly, DBE JP FRSA - Foundation Governor for Safeguarding

Lorna brings over 30 years’ experience of leading and developing social care services and of being a Chair of a large Further Education college from 1992 to 2013. She has also served as the Vice-Chair of Governors in a Catholic Secondary School.
 She is a specialist around workforce development; setting up one of the first ever Social Work Academies for the London Borough of Croydon in January 2010. She received national recognition for this. Lorna is an experienced senior manager and has worked as a consultant in a number of councils. As a consultant in Medway Council from June 2013 to March 2015, she led the rewriting of all Role Profiles for Children Social Workers and their managers. As well as undertaking independent training and consultancy she is currently involved in major transformation projects. She also project managed the setup of the Social Work Academy to attract, recruit, develop and retain social workers and managers. At the Judicial appointments commission, Lorna was one of the five lay members. This was set up in 2006 to appoint judges in England and Wales. She has spoken and chaired national conferences and has also carried out commissioned work with the Home Office.
 

Mrs Claffey - Headteacher

Mary has been the Headteacher of St. Peter’s since January 2009.  Previously she has taught in Tunbridge Wells in Kent and in the London Borough of Redbridge.  Mary’s thoughts on her role as Head teacher and a member of the Governing Body are “I thoroughly enjoy being part of St. Peter’s community, where the feeling of belonging to a family is very powerful and one that I wish to strengthen further still. I strive to work in partnership with the children, parents, staff, governors, local authority and most importantly the parish to create a place of excellence where everyone’s success is valued and celebrated."

 

Elizabeth Coster - Staff Governor

Mrs Coster is staff governor and the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator.

 

Nicholas Hodges
Nick became a LA Governor in 2015 shortly after his daughter left St. Peter's. He is a solicitor, born and raised in East Grinstead, and having been a town councillor since 2011 was Town Mayor for the year 2014/15. Nick is a sports enthusiast and has also attempted to play football in previous Vets Dad's matches.

 

Natalie Kellas – Parent Governor

Natalie currently has children in Year 4 and Year 1 at St Peter’s. She is a chartered accountant specialising in audit and for the past 4 years she has been Treasurer of the Friends (PTA) helping to raise funds for the school.

 

Georgina Knight

Georgie joined as a Parent Governor in November 2019. She has two boys currently at St Peter’s (in Years 3 and 1). She has been a Primary school teacher for over 16 years and currently works at a nearby Catholic Primary school. She hopes to be able to use her professional background to support the school and also be a link for parents.

Georgie grew up locally on a farm and enjoys most Sports and being outside, simply in the garden or walking her dog. 

 

Fr. Jack Lusted

Father Jack has been parish priest in East Grinstead since July 2019 and he has been involved in school governance for many years.

 

Keith Smith MBE - Foundation Governor

Keith joined the Governing Body in 2019. He is Head of History and Politics at an Independent Secondary School and is involved with school admissions as well teaching and running the department. He is now in his thirty sixth year of teaching and was awarded an MBE for his work with children in 2013. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is a Senior Examiner for A Level History. He attends St. Bernard’s in Lingfield and is a member of the SVP, as well as organising the readers and servers at church. He is married to Karina and their favourite animal is the cat and he enjoys walks at the weekend. Having seen the enthusiasm of the pupils and the dedication of the staff he was convinced he wanted to be a Governor at St. Peter’s.

 

Sara Vaughan - Associate Member

Sara is thrilled to be invited to join the governing body of St Peter’s Catholic Primary School as an Associate Member. Both her children have positively thrived at St Peter’s and have now moved on to St Wilfrid’s School. Sara firmly believes in the unique ethos and sense of community that St Peter's provides and, after many years as Chair of the PTA, she is now looking forward to using her professional background and experience in education to support the school as it continues to strive for excellence for all. Sara enjoys travel, food, and all the half-finished creative projects that she starts but never gets time to complete!

 

 

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